Sound & Color – the massively anticipated follow-up to Alabama Shakes’ four time Grammy nominated debut album Boys & Girls – will be released on the 17th April in Aus and on the 21st April for those in the US. As well as the album’s artwork and tracklisting, today Alabama Shakes have unveiled new single from the album ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’.
Since the release of the Athens, Alabama group’s critically acclaimed 2012 album Boys & Girls which has sold over a million copies worldwide, the band have been nominated for a Brit and Q Award, contributed music to the Oscar-winning films Twelve Years A Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Silver Linings Playbook, performed at The White House alongside Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake for Barack and Michelle Obama, and become one of the most celebrated live acts in the world having delivered unforgettable performances everywhere from Jools Holland to the main stages of festivals including Big Day Out and Glastonbury.
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Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by a group of twenty-something musicians who had only been playing together for a few months when they recorded their first album. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on ‘The Greatest’ to the psychedelic space jam ‘Gemini,’ Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.
Alabama Shakes will appear at Bluesfest 2015 and play a Sydney show at The Enmore Theatre on Thursday 2nd April. For ticketing info click here.
The Athens, AL-based band will also be kicking off a North American headline tour with a sold-out, two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 11 & 12. In addition the band will be headlining at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on Sunday, August 16. The evening will feature Very Special Guests Drive-By Truckers. A ticket pre-sale for the Red Rocks show begins on Wednesday, February 11, at 12:00 PM MST. All other tickets go on sale beginning Friday, February 13. For the full tour itinerary click here.